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You Have to See This Tear-Jerking Video Honoring Frontliners and Filipino Optimism

There's more to the Philippines than beaches and food.
You Have to See This Tear-Jerking Video Honoring Frontliners and Filipino Optimism
IMAGE Screencap from the DOT video
There's more to the Philippines than beaches and food.

We all know tourism is one of the biggest-hit industries in the COVID-19 pandemic. But even though flights are grounded and people can't leave their own cities, the country's Department of Tourism is still finding ways to show how it's more fun in the Philippines.

Released yesterday, April 4, the new DOT video features With A Smile, an iconic Eraserheads tune sung by Bea Lorenzo in a bare bones, almost chilling cover. According to the DOT, Bea's rendition is extra personal as both her father and grandfather are doctors, the soldiers fighting this disease.

Instead of the usual Philippine beaches and local cuisine, director Joel Limchoc strung together user-generated clips featuring health workers, grocery and convenience store clerks, delivery personnel, and many others on the frontlines.

The video ends with optimism, Filipinos covered in masks still, but with smiles that can barely be concealed.

Ready your tissues and watch the entire video below:

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*This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.phMinor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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